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Old 07-19-2018, 06:09 AM
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This is an Alaska Hiring Thread.

Take the inter pilot group banter to the internal forum or even better; a coffee shop where you can discuss this stuff as professionals face to face.

We are one pilot group, all our crew badges say Alaska Airlines and in a few weeks we will all be in the same uniform.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by TripleCrank View Post



We are one pilot group, all our crew badges say Alaska Airlines and in a few weeks we will all be in the same uniform.


The company even failed on this transitional uniform. Something which should be so simple is hard for them. Some will wear navy, some will wear black, some will wear both. And all the pieces may not be ready. The company claims the VX uniform was causing confusion but now we will have about 4 uniform variations going on.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:12 AM
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The company even failed on this transitional uniform. Something which should be so simple is hard for them. Some will wear navy, some will wear black, some will wear both. And all the pieces may not be ready. The company claims the VX uniform was causing confusion but now we will have about 4 uniform variations going on.
Ok, a rough semblance of the same uniform. The point is we are all the same pilot group, working for the same company, soon to be on the same seniority list and under the same JCBA.

Let’s leave this thread to pilot hiring and discuss other topics elsewhere; preferably face to face.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TripleCrank View Post
Ok, a rough semblance of the same uniform. The point is we are all the same pilot group, working for the same company, soon to be on the same seniority list and under the same JCBA.

Let’s leave this thread to pilot hiring and discuss other topics elsewhere; preferably face to face.
Don't be foolish. This is exactly where things like this need to be. Pilots interested in coming to this place need to know what they are getting into and why they should apply elsewhere.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:42 AM
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Don't be foolish. This is exactly where things like this need to be. Pilots interested in coming to this place need to know what they are getting into and why they should apply elsewhere.
This is what I hate about airline pilots. They're absolutely certain that they know what anybody else wants in their life and career. They're also absolutely certain that they work at the worst company in the industry. United, Delta, American, UPS, FedEx - doesn't matter. There's always a bunch who will tell you that it's the worst place to work and you should apply anywhere else. I'm sure there are things in your current contract that could be improved, but you could do a lot worse. I'm in a group that gave significant concessions in 2009 just to keep the company solvent and has been over three years in negotiations trying to get back to something that looks like what you have now.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:42 PM
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Don't be foolish. This is exactly where things like this need to be. Pilots interested in coming to this place need to know what they are getting into and why they should apply elsewhere.
Ok, without getting dragged into this overall discussion and for the sake of pilots looking to come to Alaska I will give a contrary to APC popular opinion. I mostly stay off this forum because I am happy at Alaska, sure we have some improvements (same as every airline contact) that need to be made but overall it’s a good place to hang your hat.

I am sure I will be derided for this opinion by the frequent “sky is falling posters” but we all have different lives so take every private opinion on this forum with a mountain of salt.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TripleCrank View Post
Ok, without getting dragged into this overall discussion and for the sake of pilots looking to come to Alaska I will give a contrary to APC popular opinion. I mostly stay off this forum because I am happy at Alaska, sure we have some improvements (same as every airline contact) that need to be made but overall it’s a good place to hang your hat.

I am sure I will be derided for this opinion by the frequent “sky is falling posters” but we all have different lives so take every private opinion on this forum with a mountain of salt.
I will second that emotion. With out a doubt it is the best Regional airline job in the country. And we just won the Regional airline awards to prove it. The swirling vortex of hate and animosity comes from the pilots that believe they can turn a regional gig into a major airline gig. Dont come here expecting what the Major Airlines have and you will be happy.
 
Old 07-19-2018, 10:15 PM
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Perhaps if the former CEO of US Air hadn't coined the term "Legacy Carriers" in an effort to further lower pilot pay and benefits post 9/11, the distinction of that phrase wouldn't be confused with how airlines used to be categorized; by their annual revenue. It's a really stupid title to put on a carrier in today's airline world.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:53 PM
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It goes back further than that:
Alaska is a Jet Regional
JetBlue is a Jet National
SWA is Major National
Delta is a Major International

Airlines were categorized by the relevance in the country and the world.

No one has really heard of Alaska east of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska only flies jets thus the Jet Regional...
 
Old 07-20-2018, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Klsytakesit View Post
It goes back further than that:
Alaska is a Jet Regional
JetBlue is a Jet National
SWA is Major National
Delta is a Major International

Airlines were categorized by the relevance in the country and the world.

No one has really heard of Alaska east of the Rocky Mountains and Alaska only flies jets thus the Jet Regional...
How do you come up with your categories? If JB is a “Jet National” as you say and our East Coast presence is as big as their West Coast presence plus we fly to just about all the same destinations, why would Alaska be in a lower category in your eyes? Alaska’s market cap is 1 billion more than JB as well. Isn’t the distinction for a Legacy carrier just that it has been around since before deregulation? A “regional airline”, by today’s standards, is a fee for departure airline. Is Alaska now fee for departure? Is it by contract? If so, being that AA’s contract is worse than DAL or UAL, does that drop them down a category? Just curious how you have come to you conclusion.
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